We were craving pho, but not willing to drive 30 minutes or more to get out of North Hollywood. After some googling we decided on The Rustic Spoon, a quaint Thai-fusion restaurant in NoHo. It’s a cute little place with friendly waiters and a Christmas light-lined patio. The pho wasn’t traditional Vietnamese, because we were at a Thai restaurant, duh, but it hit our craving. My date didn’t like the addition of cilantro, but I love it pretty much on anything.
We also ordered pad see ew and curry noodles, both filling. We were in noodle heaven. The curry noodles had a nice spicy kick, but I would have preferred another noodle other than udon … something thinner perhaps. The service was kind of slow, but I’d definitely go back. I keep telling myself it’s because they make each dish from scratch. The drink selection is a perk: We ordered a bloody lychee and herbal tea which had creative presentations. For Thai food though it’s not cheap. Our bill came out to $40, pre-tip. But we saved a few bucks on gas.